Well folks, much to my surprise the latest news for the latest Star Wars movie is more than just a rumor. Finally, Disney is dropping some official knowledge on us and this time it has to do with the Episode VII release date. Previously, they’d been talking about aiming toward summer of 2015, but it looks like the production schedule has been moved back a bit. And the new release date is… (more…)
Late last month it was announced that Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and producer Lawrence Kasdan would be assuming the screenwriting duties previously assigned to Michael Arndt. Abrams explained today to Deadline that the decision was a matter of “time”: (more…)
There’s been plenty of speculation about what we can expect from the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Most people seem to be in the same boat when it comes to believing that we’ll see some young Solos and Skywalkers running around, but it looks like that might not be the case. There’s a casting call going on right now in the UK and the characters they’re looking for – the mysterious “Rachel” and “Thomas” – don’t seem to be part of the old crew at all. Check out the casting sheet below for all the details. (more…)
He’s in. He’s not in. He’s in. He’s not in. So is he in? Sources say that after a bit of negotiation Harrison Ford is now a “100 per cent lock” to reprise the role of Han Solo in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII. So what was Ford’s deal? It seems as though he wanted more info about Solo’s character arc beyond Episode VII and a promise that he’ll get to don the hat and bullwhip of Indiana Jones once more. (more…)
Screen Crush was the first to pick up on a disturbance in the Force…Well, a disturbance in YouTube, at least. It started on Oct. 9th when the Star Wars YouTube Channel posted a trailer for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Episodes V and VI followed (and they used the original title for ROTJ: Revenge Of The Jedi), in the two subsequent weeks, each on Wednesday…
Could this mean a Star Wars: Episode VII trailer is planned for next Wednesday, the 30th? Which also happens to be the one year anniversary of the announcement that Disney had acquired the rights to the SW franchise, and Episode VII is now underway?
Who is the one actor you couldn’t imagine Episode VII happening without? Mark Hamill? Harrison Ford? Carrie Fisher? Nope! There’s already been three movies without ‘em, and even though you may have a low opinion of those films, they were successful. That trio isn’t what’s needed to make a Star Wars movie. What’s needed is one gold-plated, prim and proper protocol droid: Anthony Daniels. (more…)
There have been some rumored titles, along with rumored castings, ever since Star Wars VII was announced. Unfortunately, there haven’t been any official announcements about anything regarding the films since then, which has lead to rampant (to put it lightly) fan speculation. This may just be an example of that, but we’ve got two possible titles for Episode VII, and even news that Harrison Ford may not be returning as Han Solo as we’d originally thought. (more…)
A lot of people give credit to Disney for getting the ball rolling in terms of producing more Star Wars movies, but would you be surprised to hear that George Lucas was actually toying with the idea a short time before the Walt Disney Company came a knockin’? Well, it’s true, at least according to George Lucas’ own son, Jett Lucas.
In an interview with Flicks and the City (via Mashable), Jett Lucas lets us into the behind the scenes stuff leading up to Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and the production of Star Wars: Episode VII. Beginning with the revelation that his father has already working on Episode VII before Disney came calling.
It’s no news that Saoirse Ronan has been auditioned for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, though if what she says is to be believed, she’s just one of about ten-billion actresses that have gone in to try out for said role. And though we may not know whether she’ll actually get cast or not, in a recent interview, Ronan may have dropped a little spoiler about the role she was trying out for.
When talking with Empire Magazine’s podcast about her other projects, they naturally ended up on the topic of Episode VII. In addition to confirming her audition with Abrams and company, she had this to say:
With the upcoming return to the Star Wars universe, there will likely be many changes to take advantage of newer and better technologies. While Kathleen Kennedy has already stated their intention to retreat from the all-CGI mess that haunted Episodes I through III and return to a more model and location based approach, that doesn’t mean they’ll be stepping all the way back. According a new rumor, it looks like J.J. Abrams has his eyes on IMAX to heighten the Star Wars Episode VII experience.
According to IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond, he is in talks with Abrams concerning the use of IMAX for the new flick. It only stands to reason that this would be on the agenda, especially considering Abrams used the format for his last movie, Star Trek Into Darkness.
Some may say that this goes against returning to what made the first three movies so visually appealing, though I have to wonder how much of Episode VII is going to truly throw so far back as to have the gritty neo-industrial feel that we love so much. What do the Nerd Readers think? Is there even a need to use IMAX?
Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.